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    nominal/pronominal endings in OE adjectives

    Hi,
    could someone be so kind and explain the difference between them? (preferably in simple English )

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    Re: nominal/pronominal endings in OE adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry777 View Post
    Hi,
    could someone be so kind and explain the difference between them? (preferably in simple English )

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    Someone may be able to help you, but most of us here deal with modern English, so don't be too surprised if you get no response.

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    Re: nominal/pronominal endings in OE adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by blueberry777 View Post
    Hi,
    could someone be so kind and explain the difference between them? (preferably in simple English )

    Thanks
    Are you sure you know what you're asking? I'm certainly not. Nouns and pronouns were inflected in OE; so were adjectives.

    I don't know a huge amount about OE, but I know enough to recognize a question that doesn't make sense.

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    Re: nominal/pronominal endings in OE adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Are you sure you know what you're asking? I'm certainly not. Nouns and pronouns were inflected in OE; so were adjectives.

    I don't know a huge amount about OE, but I know enough to recognize a question that doesn't make sense.

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    The question does actually make sense. I know too little to explain the details, but there were, generally, two patterns of adjectival inflection in early Germanic langauges. Some adjectives were inflected like nouns and some like pronouns.

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    Re: nominal/pronominal endings in OE adjectives

    I stand corrected (but that's another thread). I'll try to find out more (but don't hold your breath, anyone)...

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    Re: nominal/pronominal endings in OE adjectives

    It would be quite difficult to list here, but google "The electronic introduction to Old English." Maybe it will help.

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